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Photo Archivist's Selection of the Month: January 2006

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Women's Fashion: Family Photos, Publicity Shots, Weddings

Portraits & Family Photos
19th Century & very early 20th Century

Unidentified Photo Unidentified Photo
An undated exhibition label reads: “Photographs showing what the well-dressed Stamford lady of a century ago wore are rare, so this one is especially valuable. This young woman may have been showing off the finery she would be wearing on an upcoming European trip.” Unidentified Photo

Mrs. J.C. Reynolds and her mother, Mrs. Platt of Pittsfield, Mass.

Mrs. J.C. Reynolds and and her mother

Mary Dewing, later Mrs. Edmund D. Smith

Mary Dewing

Mary Dewing and Friends Mary Dewing and Friends
Mary Dewing & Friends, on the porch of Clark Dewing's House at the corner of Henry & South Streets

A Tiffiany Window was given to St. John's Epicopal Church in memory of Edmund Dickinson Smith by his widow, Mary Dewing Smith in 1904. “Edmund D. Smith was a navy captain who was killed during the Spanish-American War.”

Note: It is not clear whether Smith was a navy captain or an army colonel, as we do have this information from the above page cited page on Mrs. Cruikshank:

“Charlotte Dewing Smith Cruikshank was born in 1897 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, the daughter of Colonel and Mrs. Edmund Dickinson Smith of Stamford. When Colonel Smith was sent to the Philippines during the Spanish American War, his wife, Mary Dewing Smith, returned to Stamford with young Charlotte and her brother, Truman, and remained here after Colonel Smith was killed in February 1900 in the Philippine Insurrection.”

Charlotte Cruikshank, Mrs. Smith's daughter, c. 1925.

Mrs. Cruikshank was a great benefactress to the Stamford Historical Society.

Charlotte Cruikshank

Margaret Weed

Margaret Weed on her wedding day, 1917
On her wedding day, postcard.
Margaret Weed on Broad Street Bridge
On Broad Street Bridge, 1920

unidentified photo
An unidentified photo, probably early 20th century.

Photos © Stamford Historical Society

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